Friday, April 24, 2015

Exploring New Trails!


Do you ever get set into the same walking routine? I do. Out at our favorite park, Thousand Acres, there are a lot of different paths you can choose. I tend to choose the boundary trails and forest paths because you don't generally find huge groups of dogs on them. I get set in my routine and just go the way I usually go.


Recently, I decided to switch it up since I noticed the dogs were starting to get a little bored with our regular route and decided to take a different path. I got to see a whole different side to the Sandy River and it was so neat. I liked it a lot and the dogs had so much fun exploring that area. I'm definitely going to do this more often!


15 comments:

  1. I generally let the dogs pick the walk, and figure out a route in my head once they decide. Of course we don't have a thousand acres so our routes are limited, but I do try and change things up once in a while.

    Looks like a beautiful spot for hiking.

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  2. Yes, us doggies like new places too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  3. I love exploring new places!!!
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  4. you have such beautiful places to walk!

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  5. Mom is big on variety, so we get lots of it. Glad you tried out something new.

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  6. Looks like so much fun times!!!

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  7. We love switching it up - keeps the mind engaged too.

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  8. That first photo is spectacular!!!! I love the spring colors.

    We try to switch it up as much as we can. In the winter, we get a little constrained by deep snow, but in the summer, we vary things a lot. I know people who have walked or run the exact same route for 15-20 years. Isn't that crazy? I can't imagine it. I'm glad you and the girls had such fun on the new route!

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  9. We have the same problem! One of our goals for 2015 has been to go hiking in new places.

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  10. It depends on where we're at. At the state park near our house, there's just a 2-mile long trail with a few extra places to go off trail and explore, so we take pretty similar routes there. Then we have our favorite spots to visit at the arboretum, so we usually hit the same trails there, too, but I try to at least mix up the order we do them in to keep things fresh.

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  11. Of course, with reactive dogs, it's hard to mix up the routine, once we find a route without too many triggers... but then we feel bad that the dogs are bored. Sometimes it helps to go on the same walk, but in the opposite direction.

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  12. I think that I will be forever jealous of your park. It is so beautiful.

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  13. I love finding new places to explore - though I must admit I'm jealous of that park in the photos it's absolutely gorgeous.

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